What does the word lodestone mean?

Usage examples for lodestone

  1. Romance attracted Stevenson, at least during the earlier part of his life, as a lodestone attracts the magnet. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  2. The " tour abroad" has ever been the lodestone which has drawn countless thousands of home- loving English and Americans to Continental Europe. – The Automobilist Abroad by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield